Child/Adolescent Development

Department Undergraduate Studies in Educ
Hiring Department Summary
The Child Development program, housed in the College of Education, has 14 full-time faculty serving graduate and undergraduate majors and minors. Students in our department come from diverse academic, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and faculty and staff are committed to equity and diversity programs that ensure student success in our disciplines. The program offers BA and MA degrees in Child Development. The BA degree offers students concentrations focusing on elementary teaching; early development, care, and education; social and community settings; and an individualized program of study. The MA degree program focuses on theory, research and application for students intending to pursue a research career; apply their developmental expertise in such contexts as administration, education, and legislative policy; teach at the college level; or continue their study at the doctoral level. For further information on our programs and faculty please visit our website at

Essential Duties
Responsibilities include:
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Child and Adolescent Development;

  • Maintaining a rigorous program of research;

  • Supervising and sponsoring student scholarship;

  • Assisting with advising and curriculum development/assessment;

  • Working collegially with other faculty; and

  • Contributing to service in the department, college, university, and community.

  • Required Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate in Child Development, Human Development, Applied Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, Early Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Psychology, or a closely related field is required. All degree requirements must be completed by August 2020.

  • A strong background in developmental theory and research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative).

  • Demonstrated focus or emphasis in a specific research domain in child and/or adolescent development.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with children, adolescents, students and/or families from diverse backgrounds.

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • A clearly defined program of research and demonstrated success in research and scholarly activities.

  • Personal characteristics evidencing leadership and strong interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment.

  • Research experience with diverse populations.

  • A strong background in application of developmental theory to specific settings (e.g., education, family, community).

  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in college level, undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching.